As I prepare to open up Be Well Meals & Juice Bar I wanted to take some time to reflect on the juice bar part, why I love juicing and some of the benefits I have seen in clients who have given juicing a try.
Juicing is treating your body with love and respect.
Juicing is giving every cell in your body the time to heal, cleanse and flourish.
In the midst of a juice cleanse it can be challenging. People get to know what hunger really feels like. There will be breakouts, headaches and more. But, on the other side there is better digestion, clearer skin and clarity of mind.
In simple terms, without getting deep into the science of what juicing does to your body, we only have so much energy etched into every cell of our bodies. A lot of this energy is used to digest foods, but when we give our stomachs a break and nourish our bodies with just juice and no artificial foods, heavy meats and toxins there is spare energy to replenish everything. Think of it as a day off work, it’s when you get the deep cleaning done in your house, the errands ran and everything else you don’t have the time or energy to do.
Your body works the same way, if you don’t show it enough respect to give it some time off every now and then it will get tired. It will get cranky. It will get behind in the things that it NEEDS to do.
My favorite time to do a juice cleanse is when I get super busy, or have been super busy. It not only frees up my body’s energy to be on a juice cleanse, but it helps me give myself permission to slow down, skip a run, relax a little. It also free ups my mental energy. I don’t have to think about what to cook, what to eat or if I even managed to eat my lunch that day.
It’s meal prep at the absolute best.
The ingredients in the juice, all cold-pressed, organic fruit and vegetable juices feed your body everything it craves. The vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients. In addition to juice, while on a cleanse people drink A LOT of water, which means they are flushing heavy metals, toxins and gunk out of their systems.
I could go on and on about how many benefits there are to juicing; from helping to lose weight, kickstart healthy habits, recover from a rough weekend, pinpoint allergies, fight food sensitivity and digestion issues and much more. Instead of going on and on I will just keep this simple, everyone can benefits from it.
When I help my first group juice cleanse I thought a couple people would join. Instead, it grew and men and women were joining and sharing their experiences with me. I called them warriors, because that’s what they are. People fighting for their health and doing the hard things it takes to be better in the end.
I knew when it came time to open a complete space a juice bar HAD to be part of that. It’s been amazing to see how many people have benefitted from juicing and I look forward to spreading the reach of that joy further, from people completing a juice cleanse to just stopping by to enjoy a refreshing juice and a sunny day.
Look for Be Well Meals & Juice Bar to have our grand opening on May 16th! Stop in to try our juices and feel free to reach out if you want to discuss how a juice cleanse can benefit you.